Justice for Tabinda Gani Forum Sunday demanded capital punishment to those involved in the gruesome rape and murder of 14-year-old girl at Langate Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on July 20, 2007.
Mohammad Iqbal Shah, the Secretary of the Forum told KNS a memorandum is being submitted to the international community to extend support for the capital punishment to those involved ghastly incident.
“With every passing year we remember this fateful day, praying for the departed soul and requesting the authorities for justice,” he said.
Besides being brave for which Jammu and Kashmir Government constituted Tabinda Gani Bravery Award on June 18, 2008, she was an extraordinary student and thus a heavy loose to humanity in general and to valley in particular, he said.
Declaring the incident as the rarest of rare case, he said, the then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had assured in an inaugural function of District Hospital Handwara that the criminals shall be hanged as soon as possible and case should be recorded on fast track basis. Justice Kirmani ordered the session court Kupwara to record the Tabinda Gani case on fast track basis so that justice will be done in short spin of time.
“It is pertinent to mention that all the witnesses have recorded their statements and the evidences revealed that the accused are involved in the gruesome murder,” he added.
“The neighboring villages also paid glorying tributes to her brave daughter and offer special prayers for Tabinda and other innocent daughters Zahida, Sabreena, Romina, Gulshan, Asiya and Neelofar.”
As per reports, the FSL, DNA and other medical evidence have already found the involvement of the four accused.